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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:54

One in 4 high school seniors say they have vaped in the past month. And for heavy users, scary headlines about serious illness and death are no match for nicotine addiction and peer pressure.

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Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:38

The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.

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Biden Takes On Trump With A Sweeping Ethics Plan, Amid Push Back Over Ukraine

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:14

Joe Biden is taking aim at President Trump over ethics, as the president continues attacks on the candidate and his son. Hunter Biden is now pledging to curtail his overseas business dealings.

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White House Distances Itself From Violent Fake Video Targeting Media And Critics

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:29

A disturbing video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing political opponents and media outlets was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week.

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Roy, Oh Roy: That 'Succession' Finale Was A Trip

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:26

In the second season finale of HBO's Succession, the Roys regroup after their difficult congressional hearings. It turns out the family that yachts together ties itself into knots together.

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After U.S. Withdrawal, Kurds Turn To Syrian Regime For Help

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:44

Kurdish forces in northern Syria relied on American troops to help them maintain control of the region. Now, they are aligning themselves with Syrian forces that are backed by Russia.

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Why Are Health-Care Providers Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:40

Physical and verbal abuse are a shockingly common experience for mothers, a new study in The Lancet reports.

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Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now'

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:09

The artist says his father's early misgivings about his chosen career became a source of motivation: "He gave me the determination to make something of myself." John's new memoir is called Me.

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Pumping Oxygen In A Lake To Try To Save Fish Facing Climate Change

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:01

As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.

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Death Toll Climbs After Typhoon Hits Japan

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 09:32

More than 50 people are dead in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, which dropped extreme amounts of rain over the weekend and caused catastrophic flooding in residential areas.

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How Bolivia's Evo Morales Could Win A 4th Term As President

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 08:02

He's already the country's longest-serving leader — almost 14 years in office. His party controls all government branches and much of the national media. Now he's poised to win a new term on Oct. 20.

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:47

The New Jersey senator sat down for NPR's interview series Off Script and was asked by an undecided voter why some residents in his hometown of Newark don't see him as "the voice" of black youth.

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Democrats Face High Level Of Political Risk Over Impeachment

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:59

Freshman Democrats are taking on a political risk in supporting an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. They say it's worth it.

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As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:59

The U.S. is preparing to evacuate its anti-ISIS forces from northeast Syria as a Turkish offensive into the region has endangered U.S. troops. Kurds say Syrian troops will fill the void.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Economic Sciences For Work In Reducing Poverty

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:55

Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer will share the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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Nobel Prize In Economics To Be Announced

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday morning.

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Japan Begins Recovery Process After Deadly Typhoon Hits

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

Typhoon Hagibus made landfall on Saturday with strong rain and powerful winds hitting the central and northern parts of Japan. Dozens of fatalities have been reported so far.

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News Brief: Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, Trump Adviser Fiona Hill

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.

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Assessing The Balance Of Power In Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Gregg Nunziata, a former staffer for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the White House counsel's strategy on the impeachment inquiry.

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U.S. Forces Prepare To Leave Northeast Syria

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:24

U.S. forces fighting ISIS could leave northeast Syria in just days. They are caught between two opposing armies: the Turkish military and Syrian Kurdish forces.

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